The Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory is located in a natural bowl of hills at Hartebeesthoek just South of the Magaliesberg mountain range about 50 km west of Johannesburg. This is a place that I’ve come to know quite well and where many young minds have learnt more about space. Our Astronomy club has visited this wonderful venue a few times and Mr Simphiwe Madlanga even visited our school and helped the learners with their Expo projects. He is always friendly and helpful and a local hero at school! I’ve added some pictures below of what we usually get up to when we are there.
We are headed there again mid-October. Cannot wait! Read more about our Astronomy club here.